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Martin Edwards


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Martin Edwards was born at Knutsford, Cheshire in 1955 and educated in Northwich and at Balliol College, Oxford University, taking a first class honours degree in law. He trained as a solicitor in Leeds and moved to Liverpool on qualifying in 1980. He published his first legal article at the age of 25 and his first book, about legal aspects of buying a business computer at 27, becoming a partner in the firm of Mace and Jones in 1984. He is married to Helena with two children (Jonathan and Catherine) and lives in Lymm. Martin is a member of the Murder Squad (see the Links section) collective of crime writers and is chairman of the nominations sub-committee for the CWA Diamond Dagger (crime writing's most prestigious award). In 2007 he was appointed the Archivist of the Crime Writers Association.  
 

Genres: Mystery, Historical Mystery
 
New and upcoming books
Series
Harry Devlin
   1. All the Lonely People (1991)
   2. Suspicious Minds (1992)
   3. I Remember You (1993)
   4. Yesterday's Papers (1994)
   5. Eve of Destruction (1996)
   6. The Devil in Disguise (1998)
   7. First Cut Is the Deepest (1999)
   8. Waterloo Sunset (2008)
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Crime Writer's Association Anthology
   Missing Persons (1999)
   Scenes of Crime (2000)
   Crime in the City (2002)
   Green for Danger (2003)
   Mysterious Pleasures (2003)
   I.D. Crimes of Identity (2006)
   M.O. Crimes of Practice (2008)
   Original Sins (2011)
   Guilty Consciences (2011)
   Deadly Pleasures (2013)
   Guilty Parties (2014)
   Truly Criminal (2015)
   Mystery Tour (2017)
   Vintage Crime (2020)
   Music of the Night (2022)
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Lake District Cold-Case Mysteries
   1. The Coffin Trail (2004)
   2. The Cipher Garden (2005)
   3. The Arsenic Labyrinth (2007)
   4. The Serpent Pool (2010)
   5. The Hanging Wood (2011)
   6. The Frozen Shroud (2013)
   7. The Dungeon House (2015)
   8. The Crooked Shore (2021)

     aka The Girl They All Forgot

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British Library Crime Classics
   Capital Crimes (2015)
   Resorting to Murder (2015)
   Silent Nights (2015)
   Murder at the Manor (2016)
   Serpents in Eden (2016)
   Crimson Snow (2016)
   Miraculous Mysteries (2017)
   Continental Crimes (2017)
   The Long Arm of the Law (2017)
   Foreign Bodies (2017)
   Blood on the Tracks (2018)
   The Christmas Card Crime (2018)
   Deep Waters (2019)
   The Measure of Malice (2019)
   Settling Scores (2020)
   A Surprise for Christmas (2020)
   Guilty Creatures (2021)
   Murder by the Book (2021)
   The Edinburgh Mystery (2022)
   Final Acts (2022)
   Crimes of Cymru (2023)
   Who Killed Father Christmas? (2023)
   Lessons in Crime (2024)
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Rachel Savernake Golden Age Mysteries
   1. Gallows Court (2018)
   2. Mortmain Hall (2020)
   3. Blackstone Fell (2022)

     aka The Puzzle of Blackstone Lodge

   4. Sepulchre Street (2023)

     aka The House on Graveyard Lane

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Novels
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Collections
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Anthologies edited
   Northern Blood 2 (1995)
   Northern Blood 3 (1998)
   Best Eaten Cold and Other Stories (2001)
     aka Murder Squad
   Crime on the Move (2004)
   Motives for Murder (2016)
   Ten Year Stretch (2018) (with Adrian Muller)
   Many Deadly Returns (2021)
   Midsummer Mysteries (2024)
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Anthology series
Perfectly Criminal
   1. Perfectly Criminal (1996)
   2. Whydunit? (1997)
   3. Past Crimes (1998)
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Series contributed to
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Non fiction show
 
Martin Edwards recommends
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The Traitor Beside Her (2023)
Mary Anna Evans
"The Traitor Beside Her is a well-researched wartime spy story which blends suspense with sharp characterization as Justine Byrne turns code-breaker in the hunt for a ruthless enemy agent."
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The Dog Sitter Detective (2023)
(Dog Sitter Detective, book 1)
Antony Johnston
"A light-hearted and lively story which will offer readers some very welcome escapism."
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The Bloodless Boy (2021)
(Hunt and Hooke, book 1)
Robert J Lloyd
"The Bloodless Boy is a gripping and beautifully written history-mystery which brims with atmosphere and menace."

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Anthologies containing stories by Martin Edwards
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Happiness is a Warm Gun (2023)
Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of The Beatles
edited by
Josh Pachter
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Edgar & Shamus Go Golden (2022)
Twelve Tales of Murder, Mystery, and Master Detection from the Golden Age of Mystery and Beyond
edited by
Gay Toltl Kinman and Andrew McAleer

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